Focus Project 2011. Deadline March 13, 2011

Focus Project 2011 launches an “An International Call for Photography”.

Somewhat catchy, they promise “over $75,000 in prizes and cash awards, a gala reception in New York City and career-defining exposure for you and your work.”

OK… I guess it’s worth a try.

Their next deadine is THIS SUNDAY March 13th 11:59pm EST

More info:
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European Master of Fine Art Photography – Announcement

Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid

European Master of Fine Art Photography

Program director Moritz Neumüller

Faculty include: Martin Parr | Simon Roberts | Alejandro Castellote | Javier Vallhonrat | Jean-François Chevrier | Elger Esser | Beat Streuli | Andreas Müller-Pohle | Dinu Li |
Irina Tchmyreva | Joan Fontcuberta.

Simon Roberts, “Motherland” series, 2005

The European Master of Fine Art Photography is based on 3 fundamental premises:

– Its international nature, with a special focus on the European context.

– The excellence of its faculty.

– Its orientation towards artistic projects.

The purpose of the program is based on the premise that there is a conceptual European creative identity, which is and must primarily be a reference point in academics, culture and the art market. Its purpose, however, is not closed, but rather encompasses everything European; it is an invitation to diversity and exchange. In this sense, the participation of students from other continents is especially interesting and enriching.

This program is targeted at emerging photographers, as well as professionals in the photography industry who want to break into the art world. Classes will be held in Spanish and English. Thus, an upper intermediate level of both languages is required. Courses are taught by artists and international experts in their field, who speak from their own point of view, not from the text book. Our project tutors are the young and talented photographers Ricardo Cases, Joan Villaplana and Nicolás Combarro.

Dinu Li, “Secret Shadows” series, 2002

The duration of the course is 450 Hours. There is also a 200-academic-hour course module that allows the professional sector to participate in Intensive Workshops with the most significant authors and photographers in the program.

Start Date: April 27, 2011.
End Date: March 2012.

Partner institutions: European Photography Magazine | PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin | Central European House of Photography | Lumen Gallery, Budapest | Image Galleri, Aarhus | PhotoVisa, Krasnodar, Russia | Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography, Brussels | Photographic Social Vision, Barcelona.

Ricardo Cases, “Tuneros” series, 2006

For more information visit  European Master fo Fine Art Photography or download the program in PDF in  English or in  Spanish.
For inquiries and enrolment, call +34 91 448 04 44, or write to

Artists-in-Residence for Emerging Photographers in NY.

Alice Austen House Museum
Artists-in-Residence for Emerging Photographers

When Alice Austen turned eleven in 1877 she received a camera from her uncle Oswald. Over the following half a century she developed into one of America’s earliest and most prolific female photographers. Her technical skills and strong aesthetic eye continue to fascinate us.

Thanks to a generous grant from New York Community Trust, the Austen House is able to offer two emerging photographers the opportunity to develop their technical skills and aesthetic sensibility over the course of nine months. It is our hope that the residency will launch a serious career.


During the nine months, the artist-in-residence will:

Have both the financial and instructive support to develop his or her own style and aesthetic sensibility

Identify career goals and a plan to achieve them

Become intimately familiar with the life and work of Alice Austen

Participate in all functions of a museum, including develop and curate exhibitions and education programs

Be able to exhibit work at the Austen House.

Receive a stipend of $800 per month.


We are looking for:

College graduates, or candidates who can demonstrate the equivalence and maturity.

Candidates who are living on Staten Island, NY, or have a strong connection to the borough.

Photographers who are members of groups under-served by the museum community

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and images as well as a statement explaining how you meet the eligibility criteria as well as how your residency would aid your career.

Mail to:

Carl Rutberg
Executive Director
The Alice Austen House Museum
2 Hylan Blvd.
SI, NY 10305

Or email to

The Alice Austen House Museum promotes public awareness and scholarly study regarding the life and work of Alice Austen (1866 – 1952). Austen was one of America’s earliest and most prolific female photographers, and over the course of her life she captured about 8,000 images. Though she is best known for her documentary work, Austen was an artist with a strong aesthetic sensibility. Furthermore, she was a landscape designer, a master tennis player, and the first woman on Staten Island to own a car. She never married, and instead spent fifty years with Gertrude Tate. A rebel who broke away from the ties of her Victorian environment, Alice Austen created her own independent life.

Austen lived in “Clear Comfort,” a Victorian Gothic cottage that dates back to a 1690 one-room Dutch farmhouse. The house, which is one of the oldest in New York and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1973, overlooks the New York Narrows and has a stunning panoramic view of lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Verrazano Bridge. For good reasons the New York City Parks Department voted it one of the most romantic sites in New York.

ITS#PHOTO Prize. Deadline: 7 April, 2011


PRIZES: 5.000 euro + exhibition for all finalists
DEADLINE: 7 April 2011
ENTRY FEE: No entry fee

-College students in their last year of a Photography course (BA or
MA) who will graduate in 2011 in Photography.
-Photography graduates.
-Young talents not in possession of a degree in
Photography who work professionally as photographers

PORTFOLIO: a portfolio of 8-14 images on the theme “Open the
possibilities” should be submitted by post. Before sending the
portfolio it is necessary to pre-enroll online

10-15 finalists will be selected and will be invited to Trieste, Italy
on 15-16 July 2011 for the finals. Their photos will be displayed in a
dedicated exhibition in the ITS#TEN location and viewed by all the
guests of the event: international press, opinion leaders,
professional photographers.

for more information
ITS#PHOTO website:
PDF entry requirements:

ITS#PHOTO Previous Juries’ Members
Angela Vettese – Curator, Critic
Ari Marcopoulos – Photographer
Arianna Rinaldo – Photo editor for “D – La Repubblica delle Donne”,
chief editor “Ojodepez”
Carl De Keyzer – Photographer MAGNUM PHOTOS
Cecilia Dean – Editor of Visionaire
Denis Curti – Photographic Critic and Director of Contrasto/FORMA
Enrico Bossan – Director of Photo Dept. Fabrica, Editorial Director
Colors Magazine
Gianni Berengo Gardin – Photographer
Lee Swillingham – Art Director of POP
Maria Luisa Frisa – Curator & Journalist
Michele Lupi – Editor in Chief GQ Italia
Sarah Moon – Photographer

Inge Morath Award for Female Photographers under 30. Deadline April 30, 2011

The Inge Morath Foundation is calling for entries for its prestigious annual award, which rewards the achievements of a female photographer under the age of 30. In association with the Magnum Foundation, the Inge Morath Foundation is offering a $5000 cash prize to assist a female photographer in the completion of a longterm documentary project. The award is now in its eight year, and features, among its winners, photographers such as Claire Martin, Olivia Arthur, Jessica Dimmock and Mimi Chakarova.

Last year, for the first time since its launch, two photographers were awarded the top prize, each receiving $5000. Claire Martin won for her ongoing documentation of marginalised communities within prosperous nations. Lurdes Basoli won for her project Caracas, the City of Lost Bullets.

Inge Morath, who died in January 2002, was an Austrian-born photographer who worked with Magnum for almost 50 years. ‘Because Morath devoted much of her enthusiasm to encouraging women photographers, her colleagues at Magnum Photos established the Inge Morath Award in her honour,’ says the foundation.

The submission deadline is 30 April. Applicants must submit between 40 and 60 images, with a printed project description and Curriculum Vitae.

posted via Call for Submissions: Magnum Foundation, Inge Morath Foundation Award for Female Photographers under 30 | ArtRubicon Visual Arts Magazine.



And the winner is… (La Russie, douze points)

In the contest for the scholarships for the European Master of Fine Art Photography in Madrid, the result was a clear triumph for Russia.

FIRST PRIZE: Nikita Pirogov (Russia)

SECOND PRIZE: Alena Zhandarova (Russia)

and THIRD PRIZE: Wawi Navarroza (The Philippines)

The jury was formed by the photographer Javier Vallhonrat, the curator Alejandro Castellote, the director of the Master program (myself) and its coordinator, Pablo Alemán. The decision was not easy as many interesting projects had been entered, in total over 200 from nearly all continents.

The jury finally decided for Nikita’s fresh and poetic approach to photography and video, Alena’s thoughtful self-portraits and Wawi’s reflections about social identities, which will form the core of her new project, “Land, untitled”, to be developed in the course of the Master program in Madrid.

The docents of the European Master of Fine Art Photography include heavy-weights of photography, such as Martin Parr, Javier Vallhonrat, Beat Streuli, Joan Fontcuberta and Elger Esser, as well as internationally recognized artists like Andreas Müller-Pohle, Sean Hillen, Francesco Jodice and Dinu Li, complemented by curators such as Jean-François Chevrier, Horacio Fernández, Alejandro Castellote, Irina Tchmyreva, Alexander Streitberger and Timothy Prus.

The course starts April 27, 2011. Application is still open.

More information about the course in this PDF. For admission call +34 91 448 04 44, or write to

Photography Grants Article, by David Campbell

The Australian lecturer, photography consultant, writer and multimedia producer David Campbell is a critical voice in the field of documentary photography and photojournalism. In his very useful article on Photography Grants he states that the photography world is full of awards, grants and competitions, yet many of these reward work already done. Thus, funding for a new project can be substantially more difficult:

I have collected a range of funding opportunities that meet two basic criteria. The first is that they provide grants specifically for the production of new visual projects (this means grants like the OSI Audience Engagement Grant is not included because it excludes the shooting of new work). The second is that they have an open application process, meaning they do not depend upon prior selection (as in the case of the Magnum Emergency Fund, which uses a group of nominators to invite 100 applicants).

Click here to see David’s full list, including Aaron Siskind Foundation’s Individual Photographer’s Fellowship, the The Aftermath Project , the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award, the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography

David’s list is also open to suggestions, so you can contact him directly via his site, a very recommendable source for the understanding of the role of documentary photography and photojournalism in the new media economy.

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